Embrace Oblivion

S5E4
Embrace Oblivion
The Balance was lost, it’s repercussions unknown
With the Blade is hand the Party now had five days to kill the Queen.
The Party decided after questioning the Jasmine for as much information as possible to proceed with the following plan.
Day 1: Get to the Capital
Day 2: By Costumes, and supplies
Day 3: Scout
Day 4: Write Will and pray
Day 5: Festival Time
Day 5: Midday Half the Party cause a distraction, Half the party sneak in.
Day 6: 1st of OldBirth, meet in the Stone Hippo by sunset. Leave if we do not show.
So as the party went back into the Scorching Sun with Arabian Sand Snakes, the party did exactly that.
During our ride to the City, we meet found a fork in the road where on the other side was Snakes and Phants, they told us that they were heading into the city for a “Special display” it was going the be a “Blast” and that there are more interesting areas to be than in the “Main Square” at “Midday”… - Kill them kill them all -- … …. I’m sorry what was that.
Upon grazing upon the City again it was appearance that the numbers had swell, there were shanty camps forming around the city, and as we pass through the gates it turns out the conspiracy has grown as even the War forge Guards where “subtle” in there knowledge.
Inside the City, we move to stage two… Costumes and while Tor-van went some where with gold falling out of his pockets, the rest of the party when to a local store and purchase animal costumes.
Tor-Van: expensive rip-away rhino costume.
Nils: a Hill Dwarf costume over his Goat form
Ash: A revealing Blue avian suit
Elise: A Nice Mask…. grudgingly
The party then looked for an Inn, to stay for the rest of the time…
Time Skip A Day,
the Party then grab the last of supplies and scouted the Palace.
The Front was heavily guarded, the West was less Guarded with Windows upon the 2nd floor, the back had a shadowy sewer entrance. Torvan spent time “Fixing” he costume. Nils stayed out in the shanty town and gave people food… they were thankful but not impressed
Time Skip Another Day
The Festival had arrived
And we enjoyed our day… End of Story
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Unless of course
So with the Festival here, the party woke from their beds to the sounds of Cock Snakes…. and headed down to the inns mess room, striking interest we saw a pit with a snake fight in progress, betting on the snakes Nils lost 36 gold and Tor-van won 50gp, and Elise didn’t win anything on the Chicken. But seeing it was all fun and game we tried to make our own entrance with a Snake we had obtained from a “Great Provider”. And while everyone was set for the fight, business had died down so it was no longer… profitable.
Nils Stayed in Snake form.
Wandering the Markets the party saw many festival goods and costumes, multiple drugs were also on offer, selling so much there was even live displays of making Krys.
However while Ash went to the Sewer entrance, Elise, Nils Snake and Jasmine when to a sweet store and bought sweet rolls, Jasmine freak when the store owner said she was a little princess.
Nils however was not happy with the idea of sweet roll and somehow was able to sneak into a stall eat 4 chickens and return back to Elise with a smile upon his maw… if that was even possible.
Midday arrive and if by a Timely cue there a cry in the sky followed by a monstrous shadow… The Song Bird had appeared. By it’s decree the time was now… And all the war-forged rebelled, and while they did not attack civilians, guards where stuck by a crack of sound and lie dead at there feet.
Tor-van then acted out plan C. he lit himself on Fire, and attempted to Run into other Avain style costumes and then with an end goal of burning a Krys stand. Thankfully while some poor citizen did catch on fire a brave Guard was able to douse the flames, rescuing the poor blood-hunter.
Back to Ash and snake Nils they entered the sewer systems in the cover of shadows and scales, and thanks to Nils judgement made there way to an occupied drop pit. Nils Immediately launch into attack and bit him in the behind. Ash then followed and removed the poor guards existences …. His name was Flan-do, his wife was so proud of his employment in the palace guard floated into ash ….
With the Blade now empowered, and Nils Draped around ash’s neck they, like a wisp in the wind, moved through the palace to the chambers outside the Queens Room. There staring them in the face was a Earth Genasi, elle-May. Or in her terms… “Hello Cousin”
Mean while outside in the Current Chaos, Elise was meet by Phant, and surprising Jasmine instantly hugged him in memories. Turns out Phant was a Babysitter Model and watch Jasmine grow up. However back to the Point. Elise was sooo Grateful that the “Princess” could now be left behind and looked after. Phant was even able to show that remaining party through the service passage used by the war forge.
This Passage was airless, and to the party dismay booby trapped to close in on them. the Party survived, (After Tor-van shot Elise with rope) They then when down to the last chamber and there they saw a Earth Genasi looking towards a floating Nils Snake.
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Fight scene.
In a room 90 ft wide and 90 feet long stood an a lone Guard, her name is Elle-May she was an Student of the Void, and was on guard due to a “Hit” being place on the Queen, she was surprised seeing that the Void was in play and she wa—- Elise casted Silence.
with an expression that I can only assume was grumpy she slammed her fist into the ground and summon the Earth to her beckoning, Launched an earthly Fist extension into Snake Nils, making him turn back and cough up blood, feathers and an egg. Made Tor-van take his own arrow in the knee (guess his adventuring days are over) and punched Ash in the Face.
And she would of done more if Nils wasn’t still thinking about being a snake… he casted Ploy-morph and elle-May turned into a mouse.
And tho she ran, we caught her and placed her inside a glass container with breathing holes.,, but no Glue! she was family after all.
The Party then entered the Resting room of the Queen, and sure enough a weary old lady was resting in her bed. She took one look at the dagger and knew what was coming. She asked who sent them and was puzzled by the void involvements. Still she asked if there was anything she could do to delay us, there was not… and with that the queen felt the dagger slip into her heart.
Ash then saw the history of the know world in under a minute….. they were right about the naga rising out of the sands and chaos would engulf this land, there was also a pact, to protect the land and a figure surrounded in light.
Snapping to, the party then looted the room, and the blade was refreshed in power. Will Sturgess can you list the goodies.
The party then left through the main door and Nils informed Song Bird. Earning himself the Title extension of “Breaker Of Chains”
We then Released Elle-May, and while hatred fulled her eyes, she claimed all to be friends and she couldn’t wait to “Meet again” She left in a spectacular display of collapsing earth
We then had the problem of sorting out a new Queen and to much of Nils dismay he was not qualified. We turned and thought what about Jasmine? but it turns out she was stuck down by something, and as Elise casted Raise the day upon her body, only Ashes was found in the void that would of been her soul.
We then sprinted to the Temple of the Brides and were met with a untimely wailing… they were all dead. Ash realized his made a mistake.
Here or there the Party eventually made there way back to the Stone Hippo, where Ash meet his contact, happy that the deed was done, he became interested about the black razor, and while Ash believe he could control it, it turned out in a more stabbing affair. However Ash was able to regain his conscious. Surrendering the Blade, he was FIRMLY reminded of the Cardinal Teachings and preserving the balance.
Order-wise he is to return to normal awaiting his next orders, The Contact then left in his own spectacular means.
Ash now alone in the cubical realized his errors, his corruption…. he order a drink, then retired to his room and pulled out the Tome of understanding…. and there upon the first page
“There is Life and there is death, all are a state of being there is never Oblivion”

Embrace Oblivion

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